Kentucky Derby Day

Date: May 06, 2023
Canterbury Park - 952-445-7223
Minnesota's Best Kentucky Derby Party is back at Canterbury Park Presented by Maker's Mark.
Come watch and wager and enjoy the Kentucky Derby experience at a real racetrack for a day packed with everything Derby. From mint juleps, to roses, red carpets, selfie stations, contests, vendors, live music, and of course screenings of the most exciting two minutes in sports on the big screens!

Other activities:
  • Makers Mark Mint Julep Specials
  • Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
  • Red Carpet Selfie Station
  • Best Dressed / Best Hat Contest
  • Live Music from The Good For Gary Band
  • BBQ Cabin Food Truck
  • Bravis Modern Street Food Truck
  • Caribou 'Bou' Truck
  • And a variety of vendors
Derby attire is encouraged, but not required!

Full Derby Party Schedule of Events Here!
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For the Gambler

Doors Open at 8AM
First Churchill Race: 9:30AM
Kentucky Derby: Approximately 5:55PM
Reserved Tables in Advance
First Come, First Serve Seating Available
Walk-Up Wagering Available

Complimentary Admission:
Current Gold, Silver & Bronze MVP Card Holders: Free
Simply show MVP card at the gate.

For the Derby Party Fan

Minnesota's Best Derby Party
12PM: Doors Open
2:00PM: Track Level Music by the Good For Gary Band
TBD: Best Dressed Contest
TBD: Best Hat Contest
5:00PM Derby Coverage will begin
5:57PM: Running of the Kentucky Derby!

Derby Party Admission:
Current Gold, Silver & Bronze MVP Card Holders: Free
General Public: $10


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Jim Beam
Caribou Coffee
Kim Crawford
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